Affiliate Marketing – Not a “Work-At-Home” Scheme – A True Money Maker

For my next several posts, I want to chat about what I see as one of the Internet Beginner’s true road to riches… Affiliate Marketing. 

Please… Listen to me when I say that Affiliate Marketing is not a “get rich quick” way to make money… It is NOT a “work-at-home” scheme. 

You will work and you will work hard for the money that you earn.  But, I think that  will be worth it and I think that you will be glad that you did… Especially if you are a beginner.  

I will remember, for the rest of my life, I’m sure, the first repeat customer that I ever noticed.  I was selling an MLM product by Mike Dillard called “Black Belt Recruiting”  (yes, I confess that I’m an MLMer and I have made money at it) and every couple of weeks this guy in Las Vegas kept buying another of Mike’s products…. it was like eating honey and butter on a hot biscuit… It was easy to eat and incredibly tasty and sweet.  Repeat customers are marvelous and if you do your Affiliate Marketing properly, you will have a lot of them :-)!

But, …

… The “Road to Riches” is NOT paved with luck… it is paved with work…

… It is paved with golden bricks and you will lay them one at a time.  And, they must be layed in the right order.  The mortar that holds them together will be mixed with your blood, sweat and tears…

But, if you go about it right,  Affiliate Marketing will give you all the ingredients for a winner product:

  1. A low cost product… usually marketing/internet related costs are about all you will have… at least when you first start out.
  2. A wide variety of products to choose from.  That means that you can pick and choose what you want to sell.
  3. Easily available market information/research.
  4. A large market place.  And,
  5. An easy payment process… Someone else, other than the owner of the product, generally handles the money-side of the sale and usually it is a well-known company like ClickBank so you know that you will get paid.  But, don’t overlook some of the “Gurus” like Jeff Johnson who I feature in the column to the right.  They have tremendous products and are, in my opinion, 100% reliable.

And, to make it even better you can work at home if you want to do that.  And that’s the subject of my next post in this series.

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